Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Argo

Oscar winning film Argo disses the British (in fact, the English) - as does every other film that's come out of Hollywood in recent years.

I don't care how good it is. I'm not going to watch it.

The same too with Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Rambo III, The Hurt Locker...

Ben Afleck comes out with some lame reason "...to keep tension in the film." whereas I think the truth is more likely to be that high powered backers include a clause whereby the Brits must be bashed in every film as part of the contract.

"Special relationship " I think not.

6 comments:

Thud said...

They just can't shrug off the nagging feeling of inferiority, not sure about ryan though. If they wish to show Normandy from an American perspective then fine, we could always make a film of our contribution although the funding would require a multi ethnic invasion force innit!

Electro-Kevin said...

The only reference in SPR was a negative one about Montgomery.

Why include it at all ?

It would have been nice to have been included positively. The problem is that our own young watch these films and are taken in by them.

Braveheart will be shown to youth in the run up to to vote for Scottish independence.

John Bull said...

We could get our own back by showing them Connery as JB - that way they'll be certain to vote for it and we can have our own English parliament again.

What's not to like?

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on, E-K. We are one of the few Nations never to have been bombed by the US.

Well, not counting those unintentional occasions.

Blue Eyes said...

My favourite American/British movie line is in Independence Day when the classic Hooray Henry military chap exclaims something like "What ho jolly good the Americans have a plan".

Are you sure the anti-British schtick isn't just a reaction to the fact that many of the top Hollywood actors are Brits?

Electro-Kevin said...

Blue - I think they like our people but they hate our culture and history.

Anon - The US may not have bombed us but they certainly invaded us. The only occupying force since the Romans.

John - Mish Monnay Pennay might not approve.